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for the obama administration to release intelligence backing its claims. we have fox team coverage tonight. fox news military analyst, jennifer griffin at the pentagon, what we know about possible tactics. we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry on where things stand now. good evening, ed. >> reporter: good evening, bret. at this hour, the president is huddled in meetings whether to inch closer to military action, amid questions whether he will do something he railed against in 2008, acting unilaterally. as syrian officials -- biden joined the officials saying action is imminent. >> national security is strengthened. we will hold accountable those who violate international norms. >> reporter: two years ago this month president obama called for syrian president bashar al-assad to go. today, white house officials declared the objective of any possible military action would not be to drive the dictator from power. >> the options are not about regime change, they're about responding to a clear violation of an international standard that prohibits the use of chemical weapons. >> repor
. >> is it fair to say then that you don't think that what president obama announced last week in the press conference about a new board to oversee this is going to be good enough for you? >> well, he's had a board that had 14 members and now it's down to 4. no, i'm not interested. we have one. it's called congress. >> right. >> called the leg lative branch. if you want an advisory board, we have one. so you will have to just stop letting a few people know what's going on with the intelligence programs but let everyone know and if you don't, then you're going to find some of these tools are not available anymore. >> sounds reasonable to me. thank you so much. >>> it's becoming a habit. president obama trying to make an end run around congress. yet again. in june, president obama vowed to make climate change a priority of his second term and this week epa chief mccarthy saying that the president plans to bypass congress to get that done. >> they do think that this climate change issue and its impacts are fundamentally an economic challenge. they are fundamentally an economic challenge and i
>>> fox alert. president obama announcing plans to move forward now with a military strike in syria. his speech punctuating a week of case-making from the administration. the president now calling for the congressional approval to retaliate against the assad regime for use of chemical weapons. welcome to news headquarters. >> i'm heather childers. a short time ago the president saying that for diplomacy, the time for diplomacy is over. he will now seek authorization from congress to pursue military action. listen. >> after careful deliberation i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. to not be an open didn't ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. i'm confident we can hold the assad regime responsible for their use of chemical weapons, deter this kind of behavior and degrade their capacity to carry it out. >> congressional correspondent mike emmanuel live from wall. mike? >> reporter: heather, after a lot of grumbling about lacking deta
. we begin with a fox news alert out of our nation's capital where president obama has been holding a meeting that could have phonily major implication as he and his national security team discuss reports of a chemical weapons attack in syria. and at an investigation that could soon lead to some kind of u.s. military response. hello. i'm kelly wright. welcome to a brand new hour of "america's news headquarters." >> i'm heather chillders. u.n. investigators arrive on the ground to try to get access to the scene of that horrific alleged chemical attack. and as we learn that the navy is actually pre-positioning some of its warships in preparation for the president's decision. it seems the debate over america's role in this crisis could be coming to a dramatic end. >> the navy has sent a fourth warship armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern mediterranean sea according to defense officials. defense secretary chuck hagel says the pentagon has a responsibility to prepare for whatever the president decides to do. he told reporters yesterday, quote, we are always having to prepare as
at any moment. assad crosses the red line, so will president obama give the green light and when? >> nobody knows what the red line means, nobody knows what crossing it means. >> they're under great pressure for the president to act because he drew that red line a year ago this month. >> there would be enormous consequences if we start saying moving chemical weapons -- that's a red line for us. >> chemical weapons have been used. what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. >> a red line that has been crossed. >> barber al assad had to -- felt he had to use these chemical weapons. the president said it was a red line, and he interpreted it as a green light. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> the indiscriminate slaughter of is a yilians, by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. >> if you listen to john kerry, is it true? we're going to war over the claim that there are weapons of mass destruction in syria? that's what chemical weapons are. haven't we already seen this movie? h
weekend. "special report" is up next. >>> obama administration puts it in writing, laying out a case for military action against syria. this is "special report." good evening, i am doug mcelway in for bret baier. we finally got a look at some of the evidence this afternoon that president obama says puts the blame for last week's chemical attack on damascus squarely at the feet of the assad regime. many at home and abroad are unconvinced military action is about saving lives and not saving face for the president. we have fox team coverage. jennifer griffin at the pentagon has the latest on preparation for battle. james rosen at the state department with john kerry's big moment on the world stage. we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry and a president on a very hot and lonely seat. good evening, ed. >> reporter: that's right, good evening, doug. a president that came to power opposing war tonight is on the verge of unilateral military action. after days of the commander in chief laying low on syria and twice letting his secretary of state take the lead, president obama
on obama care and whether it will lead to a government shutdown. >>> we begin with a fox news alert. syria has agreed to allow u.n. inspectors to visit the site of a reported chemical attack. the u.n. inspectors were already in syria to investigate reports of earlier poison gas strikes against civilians. until now the assad regime has denied the inspectors access to the site of wednesday's alleged attack outside damascus that killed hundreds. a senior white house official today says there is already very little doubt that poison gas was used. secretary of state chuck hagel saying the military is preparing for a range of potential options. >> president obama has asked the defense department to prepare options for all contingencies. we have done that. and, again, we are prepared to exercise whatever option if he decides to employ one of those options. >> elizabeth joining us live from washington. elizabe elizabeth, we're hearing from the administration. what are they saying? >> yeah, we are hearing from them this weekend. one senior official says the administration is continuing to assess th
. then senator obama answered that question by saying, the president does not have power under the constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. i pressed jay carney on that point today in the daily briefing and also, meanwhile, republicans like john mccain tonight are saying, if there is going to be military action, it cannot be a symbolic action, backing up the president's rhetoric about a red line, it's got to be serious action that decimates assad's military. take a listen. >> do you believe that exists right now? >> i believe it is a threat to the united states. i believe that absolutely allowing the use of chemical weapons on a significant scale to take place, without a response would present a significant challenge to -- a threat to the united states national security interests. >> if it's simply that we launch some cruise missiles and do that for three gayes and not have a significant effect on the momentum on the battlefield. it will have a -- an unhelpful effect. if we do it right, and
is it for this special report. >>> for the first time president obama says he will seek authorization from congress. he says the u.s. should take military action against the assad regime inside war didn't torn syria for using chemical weapons on its citizens but according to the president he will wait for congress to vote on the issue. the news coming fast tonight from around the globe as the world watches and waits for a positive u.s. strike. prez obama making his case for action in a statement today in the rose garden saying the deaths of innocent civilians at the hands of their government should not go unpunished. >> here's my question for every member of congress and every member of the global community. what message will we send if a dictator can gas hundreds of children to dmeth plain sight and pay no price? make no mistake, has implications beyond chemical war fair. if we won't enforce accountability in this heinous act what does it sap to other members who do this? the governments who would choose to build nuclear arms? the terrorists who would spread biological weapons? >> we should tell you,
that the syrian government has used chemical weapons against civilians, president obama has asked the department of defense to prepare a variety of military options in response to the situation in syria. at least two senators are also calling for military action. elizabeth prann is following the latest on that. >> hi, shan n no. president obama and the international community has said the damage has been done. this as they agreed to allow inspectors to the outskirts of the city of damascus where the alleged chemical weapons were deployed. a senior u.s. official says it leads to a lack of credibility which begs the question what action if any will the president make? the officials say the president is waiting to make an informed decision about how to respond. some lawmakers say it is time to take action now. >> we have to act rather quickly. i think the horrific killings of people, murdering his own people and he has been doing it for awhile now, but obviously the gas that was used to kill his own people, i think we have to respond. rehave to respond in -- we have to respond in conjunction with o
know what we know, the question is what will we do let me empsoys. president obama and we in the united states we believe in the united nations and great respect for the brave inspector who endured regime gunfire and obstructions to their investigation. and as the security general moon said again and again, the un investigation will not affirm who used these chemical weapons. that is not the mandate of the un investigation. they will only a whether such weapons were used. by the definition of their own mandate, the un can't tell us anything that we haven't shared with you this afternoon and we don't already know and because of the guaranteed russian obstructionism of any action of the un security council, the un cannot dwaflinnize the world to act the way it should. let me be clear, we'll talk to the congress and talking to our allies and most importantly talking to the american people and president obama will insure that the united states of america makes our decisions on our own time lines and based on our value asks in our interest. now we know that after a decade of conflict, the am
. >> okay. kids, that's it. >>> president obama weighs what could be the most important and difficult decision of his presidency, whether to syria in response to a chemical weapons attack on the ground. this is special report. >>> good evening. i'm bret baier. the russians are warning us off. syria is promising chaos if we do it, but president obama tonight is said to be considering a military response to the latest chemical weapons attacks in syria. we have fox team coverage tonight. jennifer griffin is at the pentagon. but we begin with chief white house correspondent, ed henry on the politics of the syria crisis both here and overseas and where we are right now. good evening, ed. >> reporter: good evening. they believe that not only that chemical weapons were used but that they can pin it on the sire yan -- syrian government. secretary john kerry flatly declared president obama believes there must be accountability for the use of what he called the world's most heinous weapons. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any code of moralit
looking out for you. >> this is a fox news alert just a short time ago members of the obama administration briefed members of the -- in syria. he has not said what if any military action he will take in syria. lawmakers voted against military action which is a huge defeat to british prime minister james cameron. >> john, lawmakers who received that briefing this evening said they came away with the impression that the president still has not made a final decision about the strike. >> the president is going to have to make his case to the congress and to the american people. i think before he takes any action. the problem that he finds himself in and has placed us in is if he does not take action now. a paper tiger to statements the rest of the world. >> senior white house official tells fox that the uss stout is now in position off the coast of syria. for a period of time there will be five destroyers in the area. the pentagon has also opted to keep two aircraft carriers in the persian gulf. the pentagon is not concerned about reports from russia that it is sending surface -- two surface
and methods. >> he made plain that he and barack obama are certain, highly confident chemical weapons were used and used by the assad regime. the only question is can they persuade capitol hill and whether or not it is wise to do anything. >> will they wait for a chance to persuade capitol hill? capitol hill doesn't come back here until monday. >> indeed it doesn't. we know what the brits think, nato said no, the brits say no, the u.n. says they're going to wait, and secretary kerry said today that the u.n. -- they're determining whether there were chemical weapons used, not who used them, which is, of course, a significant issue. but anyway, james, thank you. >> thank you. >>> today, senator mike lee tweeting if the president cannot convince congress the syrian crisis threatens our national security, military intervention should be off the table. senator lee, nice to see you. >> thank you very much. >> what does the president have to do to convince you, sir, what's needed? >> well, he has to demonstrate to me and other members of congress that this is in the national security interest of
obama has asked the defense department to prepare options for all contingencies. we have done that. again, we are prepared to exercise whatever option, if he decides to employ one of those options. >> now this morning iran is warning that a u.s. military attack would have, quote, serious consequences for the white house. with iran and russia in bashar assad's corner, does this conflict now pit tehran and moscow against us? u.s. ambassador john bolton joins us now as he does every time this sunday. ambassador, good morning. >> good morning, eric. glad to be with you. >> what should we do? >> well, the president, i think, is responding here because he has been so heavily criticized over the past x months after the last reports of serious chemical weapons usage by the assad regime for not responding. so i'm very much afraid now he feels he has to take some military action for his own political reasons. that makes it very hard to predict what he's going to do. but i think given that he has received so much criticism, that's why he'll respond. i think that's a mistake. i think it fails
>> this is "studio b." president obama saying moments ago that he has not made a decision on taking action against the syrian regime for using chemical weapons, but the president says, quote, this kind of offense is a challenge to the world. that minutes are the secretary of state john kerry addressed reporters and the public, laying out some of the evidence against syria, and while the u.s. intelligence officials are highly confident that assad's regime used chemical weapons to target innocent civilians. >>> inside syria. word the military forces there have made move to prepare for any possible strike. we'll tell you what we're hearing from our sources. that's all ahead unless breaking news changes everything on "studio b." >>> but first from fox at 3:00, president obama speaking just minutes ago, calling syria's use of chemical weapons a threat to america's national security. one, that affects nations all around the world. >> this kind of attack is a challenge to the world. we cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. thi
that world powers are ready to act to stop the blood shed. welcome to america live. president obama is keeping in close contact with our allies to determine the next step. the united nations acknowledged some coined of substance was used in last week's attack. the u.s. is prepared to act and moving four navy destroyers in the region. each is capable of caring 90 tomahawk missiles and they have nuclear powered submarines at its disposal. and un inspectors were able to get to the site for a second time. earlier this month they were shot at while they were trying to do their job. this comes as a suspected chemical weapon's attack killed hundreds of people. families were woiped out. in the midst of all of the sorrow, a story of hope. a father was reunited with a son he thought was killed in a recent attack. >> and only image the joy and no translation needed. the father was overcomed and nearly fainted and grabbing his son close and gassing in his eyes and this video reported in the damascus suburb. reporting live leland viter, it is good to so one positive moment in all of that chaos.
. >> secretary k least made plain i thought today that he and president obama believed, they are certainly highly competent that chemical weapons were used by the assad are a jeevment the only question is can they persuade capitol hill and whether or not it's wise to do anything. >> or will they wait for a chance even to persuade capitol hill? capitol hill doesn't come back here until monday. >> indeed, it doesn't. of course we know what the brits think and that the toy has said no and the brits say. no the u.n. says they are going to wait. it's interesting because secretary kerry said today that the u.n. isn't even -- they are just determining whether there were chemical weapons used not who used them which is, of course, a significant issue. anyway, james, thank you. >> thank you. >> greta: today's senator mike lee tweeting if the president cannot convince congress that the syrian crisis threatens our national security military intervention should be off the table. senator lee joins us. nice to see you, sir. >> thank you very much, greta. >> what does the president have to do to convince you, s
are demanding that president obama get congressional is approval. good evening congresswoman. >> good evening, greta. i understand you also want congressional approval. why? >> the constitution requires it. and the war powers act requires that congress vote before a military attack. and clearly we have not been attacked. but the law requires it. but more than that, our system of government requires it. the american people right now are not for this. and if the president thinks it's the right thing for our country to do, he needs to make his case to the congress and in doing so, make his case to the american people. it would be very unwise to move forward without that support. >> is doing a limited attack such as launching cruise missiles, and the president hasn't made a decision. it may be what we all assume he's going to do, even for a short period of time, is that an act of war? >> let me ask you this, greta, if somebody dumped cruise missiles on washington, d.c. only for a day, would we consider that not an act of war? >> i would. i certainly would. i must confess, because the whole issue,
>>> just over an hour ago, president obama saying there should be military action in syria. take a listen. >> this attack is it an assault on human dignity. it also presents a serious danger to our national security. it risks making a mochrie of the global prohibition of the use of chemical weapons. it endangers our friends and partners along syria's borders, including israel, jordan, turkey, lebanon and iraq. it could lead to escalating use of chemical weapons. or their proliferation to terrorist groups who would do our people harm. in a world with many dangers, this menace must be confronted. after careful deliberation, i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. this will not be an open ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. but i'm confident we can hold the assad regime accountable for their use of chemical weapons. deter this kind of behavior, and degrade their capacity to carry it out. >> the president saying he will seek a congr
department official telling fox news not a matter of but when the obama administration leaving no doubt that american armed forces can easily hit targets inside syria. military officials telling fox that planned operations may include the use of cruise missiles or possibly even stealth bombers. over the next couple of hours we'll have extensive coverage and analysis about thetial american intervention in this crisis and moments from now, we'll go live to the middle east for a report. but first, right now, brand new stories and arizona inmate taking the witness stand in the trial of a fellow prisoner. >> accuse of brutal murder of a oklahoma couple. how credible is a prisoner as a witness? should prosecutors depend on inmates to prove their case? >>> plus the ongoing protests in wisconsin's capitol turning violent when police tackle and restrain a demonstrator. the question is, did they go too far? >>> reality star kate gosselin reportedly suing her ex-husband what he did to get dirt on her for a tell-all book. it is all "happening now." you're intrigued i see. >> sounds juicy to me. art
could strike again as president obama hold a meeting to weigh the options on a high-level strike in syria. we all await his decision as does the world. martha: we have new reports from the "wall street journal" that the white house is moving quickly on this because they have reason to believe syria is planning to launch another chemical attack in the country's largest city aleppo. wait wants to accomplish with action. molly henneberg is live at the white house leading our coverage. what is the white house saying? >> the u.s. has to get involved because the world community cannot leave a chemical attack or chemical attacks plural unanswered. but the white house says the goal is not to out of syrian president bashar al-asaad. even though the obama administration believes this is not the only chemical weapons attack by the regime this year. >> the options being considered by the president and his national security team are not around the question of whether chemical weapons were used in syria on a massive scale causing death and injury to innocents women and children. its many not w
action against the assad regime. jon: just yesterday president obama said there is no doubt the syrian government carried out last week's chemical attack killing hundreds of people. he added, he has not made a decision yet on authorizing a strike. u.n. inspectors are collecting evidence at the site of the alleged attack are expected to leave syria on saturday and report their findings to u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon. britain said it will hold off joining any military efforts against syria until that team releases its findings. it is not yet clear if the united states will wait. right now a number about u.s. lawmakers are urging congressional approval before any action is taken. syria denies gassing civilians, claiming rebels were behind the attack. according to syria's state news agency, president assad says syria will defend itself against any aggression. live team fox coverage. driven give is live at the pentagon. first to chief white house correspondent ed henry at the white house. what is the latest we're hearing from the president on all this, ed? >> reporter: good morning,
much. >> will you forego a strike if congress disapproves? >> president barack obama saying the u.s. should take military action against syria but also saying that he will seek authorization from the u.s. congress, talking too house and senate leaders this morning, and he said they agreed to hold 'debate and then a vote when congress gets back. congress is not scheduled to be back until september 9. from the labor day vacation. the president saying that this comes as, he acknowledged, british parliament, voted against prime minister david cameron, for the authorization of force against syria this past week. we believes that he has the authority to president obama said, but he wants congress to weigh in. he said, he wants this action to happen because the u.s. cannot stand by and let chemical weapons be used to gas hundreds of children to death with no action afterwards. he said the implications go beyond chemical warfare and he mentioned the possibility of other countries using nuclear weapons or threatening to do so. he said, we all are war weary in america but it is time to step
>> we are out of time. >> we begin today. president obama orders an attack on syria. the white house is holding a briefing at this hour as the war rhetoric heats up. our forces are ready for action. it could involve the c- launched cruise missiles on target and the u.s. had four navy destroyers in the area and each up to carrying 90 tomahawk missiles. it is near damascus. and the un citing security reasons. snipers attacked the convoy and left bullet holes in one of the vehicles and furnishly no one was hurt and all of this comes as we learn more about last wednesday's attack and the warning is the next week's video is tough to watch. thousands of sick and dying flooded the hospitals there and mouths were foaming and many of them could not breathe. doctors worked frantically trying to get patients antidote and within a few hours they ran out. doctors describe the scone it was like something out of an horror movie. the doting toll is at 355. leland viter is reporting out of the mideast bureau. >> the war drones are louder and louder. they believe that the syrian regime used chem
are awaiting president obama's decision on military action against the government of syria. i'm harris faulkner in for shepard smith. today, the administration went public with evidence that appears to show syrian military forces carried out a chemical weapons strike against civilians. one that left more than 141400 people dead, including more than 400 children. and president obama said we cannot accept a world in which innocent people are gassed on a terrible scale as he put it. >> the world has an obligation to make sure we maintain the norm against the use of chemical weapons. now, i have not made a final decision about various actions that might be taken to help enforce that norm. >> his comments came a short time after the white house released a declassified version of an intelligence report. it detailed the evidence against syrian leader bashar al assad fors. what we know about the alleged chemical weapons attack in damascus last week. it's something the secretary of state john kerry says matters to all of us he called it a crime against conscience it's are will its findings are clear as
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it came on the anniversary of president obama saying that, you know, chemical weapons use is a red line that should not be crossed. that seems to be a direct slap in the face to the president, doesn't it? >> well, my guess is the discussions going on now within the administration are not weather to -- whether to respond but how to respond if chemical weapons are used. our response last time was insufficient. i think that encouraged, made the assad regime think it could get away with using them again. our response this time should be clearer and unmistakable if you use chemical weapons you will suffer pain. therefore, don't use them again. the question is not, whether to use force. it's how much force to use so that the force has the intended effect and not, doesn't create unintended consequences. jon: the foreign minister of turkey is one of those who is saying it's time to get tough. he says, we call on the international community in this situation where the red line was crossed long ago to intervene as soon as possible. but the united states and really a lot of other nations haven't s
is will the united states act? top republican congressman mike mccall says president obama has four options as we go forward. >> i don't think the american people have an appetite or troops on the ground. i know the military is laying out options for the president. there are four warships off the coast of syria. missiles are an option to try to make out these chemical stockpiles. i think that's an option the president should be looking at. my chief concern is that we have allowed this to fester. we have had a wait and see policy and hoping for the best. martha: congressman mike mccall will join us in america's news room coming up in a couple minutes. bill has a map of the area from the air. bill: syria is here. and damascus there. over the weekend you had four navy warships move into the area, situated off the western coast of syria in the eastern mediterranean. they could take action if necessary. you have two naval aircraft carriers, much bigger vessels. one off the coast of yemen and one off the mouth of the persian gulf. if they were to make a move and come to the suez canal it would tack severa
in the tea party. >> scott: president obama at it again, blaming the tea party for the troubles in d.c. but can he still sell that tired tally to the tale to the american people the factor will investigate. >> don't get confused about my way of life. it's gangster militant. i leave a federal building bent. >> scott: who is behind this vial web site in the armed revolution in the killing of white people. would you believe an employee of homeland security? we'll have the shocking details. >> [inaudible] everyone says your the man [inaudible] i have no idea. >> and is jane fonda still boasting about her life as a viacon sympathizer? we have an answer that might surprise you you. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> scott: hello, i'm scott brown in for bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the state of the republican party, that's the subject of this evening's talking points memo. who remembers the famous stories about president reagan and house speaker tipp o'neal? i know i doovmentd in the public eye, they would battle each other to
president obama called the chemical weapons use in syria unacceptable and one that there will be consequences. since reports of that attack in syria near damascus, and in this video there are reports of hundreds of people, more than 300 killed and thousands more reportedly consulsing and gasping -- convulsing and gasping for air. allies are considering how to respond. this as the u.n team, syria says, will investigate. elizabeth program is live in -- elizabeth pramm is live in washington. >> they will agree to meet with u.n inspe damascus where the weapons were deployed. the obama administration says the damage has been done. a senior administration official says the regime's delay says they are intentionally delaying the inspection to hide the evidence of chemical weapons and not only is it too late to be credible, but much of the evidence has been corrupted which brings the question, what will, if any action, will the president make. the president is waiting to make an informed decision on how to respond. some law i can makers say the time is now. >> we can e
obama do we need some special i.d.? >> bill: why is it the civil rights industry talking about black-on-black crime. we will tell you you tonight. i too want to tell everyone that i'm sorry that this happened. >> bill: george zimmerman wants the state of florida to pay some of his legal bills. outrageous or justified? is it legal will testify us. caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm boiler. thanks for watching us tonight. what president obama should do about syria. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. this man, syrian dictator bashar al assad is a war criminal, a mass murderer and a baby killer. by using poison gas on syrian civilians which is against the geneva convention, asatisfied is now responsible for thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths. according to the humanitarian group, doctors without borders. so there is no question that assad must be held accountable. if you believe in american exceptionalism that this country has a moral obligation to save lives when it can all over the world, then
alert. we are just getting word that american war ships are on the move as the obama administration comes under increasing pressure for military intervention for syria i am shannon in for megyn kelliy. secretary of state kelly will be making a statement at 2 o'clock p.m. eastern and the white house briefing will be pushed back to cover the news on syria united nation's inspectors were shot at going to the site of the last week's chemical attack. the inspectors were trying to do the work walking through the town and speaking with survivors and taking samples from victims. there are many. these photos tell the story. the bodies of dozens of innocent children laid out and covered with she'ds. hundreds of people are believed to have died in the attack. men, women and children, an estimated 100,000 people have died since the start of the conflict. the obama administration has possessioned four destroyers off of the coast of syria. we are told that the ships are close enough to launch a missile strike. the pentagon is in watch and wait mode, making on the president to make a final determi
expects, quote, president obama understands that the brits can not now join in any military attack. >> i haven't spoken to him since the debate and the vote but i would expect to speak to him over the next day or some i don't think it's a question of having to apologize. >> reporter: after the u.k. parliament vote a spokesperson for the president's national security council put out a statement saying quote, the u.s. will continue to consult with the u.k. government, one of our closest allies and friends. as we have said president obama's decision-making will be guided by what is in the best interests of the united states. but french president francois hollande says whether or not the brits are involved he supports taking quote, firm action against syria and that includes a possible military strike. bill? bill: molly, will the president ask congress for authority? or what, how is the white house addressing that very issue? >> reporter: the white house says the president has been consulting with a number of members of congress but there's no indication the president intends to wait for a v
have brand knew stories and breaking news. jon: all eyes on washington right now as president obama meets with national security team to weigh his next move in syria, after britain votes against military action to punish the assad regime for the reported use of chemical weapons. will the united states to it alone? fox live team coverage on rapidly unfolding events in syria. >>> plus the bug guns are coming out to sell obamacare as the deadline to set up health care exchanges approaches after some major glitches in the rollout. >>> a husband pleads not guilty to a shocking murder in florida. what he says happened before he posted pictures of his dead wife's body on facebook. it's all happening now. jon: but force, secretary of state john kerry expected to speak about 90 minutes from now as we await the release of declassified intelligence assessment of the chemical attack in syria that killed hundreds of people, many of them children. good morning i'm jon scott. >> good to be here with you, jon. big news day. i'm alisyn camerota in for jenna lee. president hopes this will make the ca
states turning sour on obama care. >> when the act is put together it wasn't thought completely through. >> not thought completely through. can they win the healthcare battle with the unions jumping ship. >> it is not just your wallets with economic pain. even the tooth fairy is getting hit. kids receiving more than ever now. "fox & friends first" starts right now. >> good morning to the city who never sleeps. you can see that outside this morning. you are watching "fox & friends first" on this friday morning. i am heather nauert. >> i am patti ann browne. thank you for starting your day with us. we begin with a fox news alert. president obama in a bind after america's bigs ally backs away from taking action in syria. go to doug luzader live in washington with the latest. >> good morning. whatever coalition the president was hoping to build here now appears to be in at that timers this morning with a key u.s. ally now saying it will not take part in a military strike on syria. the administration suffered a big set back of particlism refusing to back any attack. >> the british parliament
>>> this is a fox news alert. we are waiting for rare saturday remarks from president obama at the rose garden. scheduled to begin at 1:15. you take a look at the rose garden will. a fleet of navy destroyers positioned off the coast of syria awaiting word from president obama if america launch essay tack, it will largely go it alone as the international community stands mostly silent. all show some allies are stepping in to support the u.s. the white house says intelligence shows with, quote, high confidence, al assad the president of syria, mandate called a thug and murderer, gassed his own people, including hundreds of children. we begin with the latest from national security correspondent jennifer griffin. live at the pentagon. >> reporter: at this point in time the only person that knows what the president is going to say in the rose garden moments from now is the president himself and his small circle of his national security team. here at the pentagon, again, those warships have been at the ready for days. you heard defense secretary hagel say days ago on his trip to a
states and its partners. during his recent comments on the nsa controversy president obama insisting the agency has a singular focus. >> i don't have an interest in the people of the nsa don't have an interest, in doing anything other than making sure that where we can prevent a terrorist attack, where we can get information, ahead of time. >> reporter: this morning the nsa fox's request for comment to the state department, arthel. arthel: catherine what about edward snowden, is he now going, see i told you so, i told you so? i don't know. >> reporter: that's right. a russian newspaper is reporting this importanting that the former nsa leaker edward snowden got stuck in moscow after the u.s. put pressure on cuba not to accept his asylum request. snowden's plans you remember to travel to cuba were so far advanced he had his seat booked on a flight to havana on june 23rd. remember this photo of snowden's empty seat snapped by journalists who bought the tickets to cuba believing snowden would be on board? the nsa leaker was stuck in moscow's international airport for six weeks until he
. president obama yesterday said he has concluded the syrian government used chemical weapons against its own people and there needs to be international consequences. still, the attachment to rally support for action seems to be running into a bit of trouble. some members of congress are demanding they give approval before any strike. the unitees nations secretary general today pleading for more time for inspectors to finish their envision, and britain has indicated it would wait for the inspectors' report before coming to any military action. just about an hour ago the white house responded saying the president doesn't need to wait for britain's approval. >> when the president reaches a determination about the appropriate response to this circumstance, and a legal justification is required to substantiate or to back up that decision, we'll produce one on our own. we're not going rely on somebody else. >> the syrian president, bashar al-assad remains defiant, denying the chemical weapons use and vowing an attack. several nations are on edge but we begin with the latest from the administration
, president obama and other dignitaries will stand on the same steps to commemorate the march on washington, the same steps where dr. king delivered his "i have a dream" speech to a quarter of a million people and thousands are expected to gather there today. we will have much more on today's events throughout our time on the air. >> top story now. a fox news alert. preparations for a strike on syria. right now u.s.-led air or missile strikes, they're looking all but certainty point. the timing is still unclear but the obama administration is working out we're told all the details. the u.n. security council, set for a showdown. and britain is saying it will put forward a resolution seeking authorization for military action. russia calling the move premature. and american ally israel is bracing for possible retaliation. it is already been threatened. all of this happening as u.n. chemical weapons inspectors in damascus are saying they need at least four more days to finish their investigation. the alleged gas attack that killed hundreds. what happened? who did it? a live report from the whit
with a fox news alert. the investigating chemical weapons have left syria. president obama says it's our obligation to act because it's a a threat to our national security. we have all those defor you next. >> call it uneducation of america. elementary school teaching kids the government is your family. tell you where big brother is taking on a whole new meaning. >> and the unlikely reunion no one saw coming. the man inside the bun coming up. he is revealed. "fox & friends" on this saturday morning starts right now. >> alisyn: good morning, everybody. thanks so much for joining us bright and early on this very important news weekend. so much is happening now that investigators have left syria, anything could happen at any moment. let's get to a fox news alert and the latest on syria for you. the u.n. team investigating the chemical attack has left the country as the obama administration the syria carried out a chemical attack. elizabeth prann is live for us in washington. >> completed four day investigation. the team collecting and carrying various samples for lab analysis to determine i
. whenever president obama gives the order. but syria warns it will strike back with everything it's got. plus,. >> shot my baby. >> bill: the mother who says she watched the gunman shoot her baby in the face takes the stand. >> i put my arms over my baby but he still shot him. >> bill: ahead, the emotional day in court. [cheers] >> her mother calls it a miracle welcome home, sara. >> the little girl whose family fought for a a life saving lung transplant finally goes home. >> bill: i'm bill hemmer in tonight for shepard smith. a u.s. military is ready to go if president obama gives the order for a strike against syria. that's what defense secretary chuck hagel said today. and unu.s. official telling fox news, it is not a matter of if, but when. the white house plans to show syrian government was behind the attack. killed innocent children. joe biden said there is no doubt who is to blame. >> the syrian regime, the only ones who have the weapons. have used chemical weapons multiple times in the past. have the means of delivering those weapons. have been determined to wipe out exactly the
the country, and after the bells ring for five minutes, we will then hear from president obama. we have so far heard from presidents clinton and carer, oprah winfrey has spoken as well as john lewis, the congressman who also spoke at the freedom march, freedom and jobs march 50 years ago today. i want to bring in very briefly if i can juan williams who is standing by with us. we'll get back when the bells start ringing and listen to that in its entirety. juan, earlier president clinton said something we thought was quite powerful when he said that what a debt we owe to the people who marched 50 years ago. it was a bold statement. it got a big round of applause, juan. >> it really was, trace. i think it's a reminder of the history that there was such a sense that there was going to be violence here in washington on that day, and people who came were taking a risk. often times they were young people whose parents feared for their safety and coming to washington that day. we've heard reference to the fact that troops were surrounding the city. you may not remember, but it was held on a wednesday
kelliy. the obama administration is weighing the options on the possibility of a military strike to punish syria's reportedous of chemical weapons. congressional leaders are expected to be briefed on the situation later today. recently as two daysing on, it appeared that the u.s. and allies were ready to act at and moment. but today world powers are walking back suggesting that a military strike is imminent. british prime minister cameron said it is unthinkable to support a strike if there is strong opposition in the un. they argue that the political solution can only happen if there is a stop in the escalation of violence. israel is bracing for a worst- case scenario. they are deployed to maintain order as this happeneds of people get gas masks and protective kits. israel called up reservist and deployed missile defense bat row with syria and iran striking for any western military action. reporting live from the mideast bureau. hello, leland. >> there is growing fores that the longer the war of words goes on the worse the war will be. especially as iran and syria are making thre
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